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Inside E Street

The Future of Home Sweet Home (Part 1): Housing

An increase in older Americans deciding to 'age-in-place' has left many communities adapting to their ever-changing needs

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Moving to warmer climates and a slower pace of life was once the norm when it came to retirement. Since the 1990s, however, close to 90 percent of older Americans have decided to stay in the same county they've been living in, if not in the very same home. A willingness to stay close to family and friends has led many seniors to consider "aging in place."

In the first part of Inside E Street's, "The Future of Home Sweet Home" series; we take a look at the issue of housing. With many people residing in single family homes in suburbia, there is now a challenge to meet the needs of an aging population.

In this episode, Parris Glendening (PDF), former governor of Maryland and president of Smart Growth Americaʼs Leadership Institute, and Ellen Dunham-Jones, professor of architecture and urban design at Georgia Tech, discuss the problems and available solutions to housing and aging in place.

Inside E Street host Lark McCarthy also visits the home of architect and accessibility specialist John Salmen. Salmen retrofitted his Washington, D.C., home so that he and his wife can continue to live there for decades to come.

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